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9 June 1983 

SUBJECT: Analysis and Assessment of Gateway Process 

TO : Commander 

US Army Operational Group 
Fort Meade , MD 20755 

1. You tasked me to provide an assessment of the Gateway Experience in terms of 
its mechanics and ultimate practicality. As I set out to fulfill that tasking it 
soon became clear that in order to assess the validity and practicality of the 
process I needed to do enough supporting research and analysis to fully understand 
how and why the process works . Frankly , sir , that proved to be an extremely 
involved and difficult business. Initially/ based on conversations with a 
physician who took the Gateway training with me, I had recourse to the biomedical 
models developed by Itzhak Bentov to obtain information concerning the physical 
aspects of the process. Then j found it necessary to delve into various sources 
for information concerning quantum mechanics in order to be able to describe the 
nature and functioning of human consciousness. I had to be able to construct a 
scientifically valid and reasonably lucid model of how consciousness functions 
under the influence of the brain hemisphere synchronization technique employed by 
Gateway. Once this was done, the next step involved recourse to theoretical 
physics in order to explain the character of the time-space dimension and the means 
by which expanded human consciousness transcends it in achieving Gateway's 
objectives. Finallyy I again found it necessary to use physics to bring the whole 
phenomenon of out-of-body states into the language of physical science to remove 
the stigma of its occult connotations, and put it in a frame of reference suited to 
objective assessment. 

2. I began the narrative by briefly profiling the fundamental biomedical factors 
affecting such related techniques as hypnosis, biofeedback and transcendental 
meditation so that their objectives and mode of functioning could be compared in 
the reader's mind with the Gateway experience as the model of its underlying 
mechanics was developed. Additionally, that introductory material is useful in 
supporting the conclusions of the paper . I indicate that at times these related 
techniques may provide useful entry points to accelerate movement into the Gateway 
Experience . 

3. Niels Bohr, the renowned physicist once responded to his son's complaints about 

the obtuse nature of certain concepts in physics by saying: "You are not thinking, 

you are merely being logical." The physics of altered human consciousness deals 
with some conceptualizations that are not easily grasped or visualized exclusively 
in the context of ordinary "left brain" linear thinking. So, to borrow Dr. Bohr s 
mode of expression, parts of this paper will require not only logic but a touch of 

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right brain intuitive insight to achieve a complete comfortable grasp of the 
concepts involved. Nevertheless, once that is done, I am confident that their 
construction and application will stand up to the test of rational critique. 

4. Paradoxically, having gone to such great lengths to avoid trying to render 
judgements based on an occult or dogmatic frame of reference in the end I found it 
necessary to return, at least briefly, to the question of the impact of the Gateway 
Experience on common belief systems. I did so because although it was essential to 
avoid attempting to render an assessment in the context of such systems, I felt 
that it was necessary after having completed the analysis to point out that the 
resulting conclusions do not do any violence to the fundamental mainstream of 
either eastern or western belief systems. Unless that point is clearly 
established, the danger exists that some people will reject the whole concept of 
the Gateway Experience in the mistaken belief that it contradicts and is therefore 
alien to all that they hold to be right and true. 

5. This study is certainly not designed to be the last word on the subject but I 
hope that the validity of its basic structure and of the fundamental concepts upon 
which it is based will make it a useful guide for other USAINSCOM personnel who are 
required to take the Gateway training or work with Gateway materials. 




Commander, Det O 

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The Gateway Experience: Brain Hemisphere Synchronization in perspective. 

1. introduction. In order to describe the Monroe Institute technique for 
achieving altered states of consciousness (the "Gateway Experience") involving brain 
hemisphere synchronization or "Hemi-Sync", the most effective way to begin is to 
briefly profile the basic mechanics which underlay operation of related methods 
such as hypnosis, transcendental meditation, and biofeedback. It is easiest to 
effectively describe what Gateway is by beginning with a short description of those 
associated techniques that share some common aspects with the Gateway Experience 
but which are nevertheless different. In this way we can develop a frame of 
reference at the outset which will provide useful concepts to explain and 
understand Gateway by comparison, as we proceed. 

2. Hypnosis. According to the theories of psychologist Ronald Stone and the 
biomedical engineering models of Itshak Bentov, hypnosis is basically a technique 
which permits acquisition of direct access to the sensory motor cortex and pleasure 
centers, and lower cerebral (emotional) portions (and associated pleasure centers) of 
the right side of the human brain following successful disengagement of the 
stimulus screening function of the left hemisphere of the brain. The left 
hemisphere of the brain is the self -cognitive , verbal and linear reasoning 
component of the mind. It fulfills the function of screening incoming stimuli by 
categorizing, assessing and assigning meaning prior to allowing passage to the 
right hemisphere of the mind. The right hemisphere, which functions as the 
noncritical, holistic, nonverbal and pattern-oriented component of the braxn 
appears to accept what the left hemisphere passes to it without question. 
Consequently, if the left hemisphere can be distracted either through boredom or 
through reduction to a soporific, semi-sleep state, external stimuli to include 
hypnotic suggestions are allowed to pass unchallenged into the right hemisphere 
where they are accepted and acted upon directly. The result may involve an 
emotional reaction originating in the lower cerebral region, sensory/motor 
responses requiring involvement of the cortex, and so on. Both the sensory and the 
motor cortices of the right cerebral portion of the brain contain a sequence of 
points known as the "homunculus" which corresponds to points in the body (see 
Exhibit 1, next page). Stimulation of the corresponding area on the cortex causes 
intermediate response in the associated portion of the body. Consequently, 
induction of the suggestion that the left leg is numb, if it reaches the right 
hemisphere unchallenged and is referred to the appropriate area of the sensory 
cortex, will result in an electrical reaction being generated that will induce the 
feeling of numbness. Similarly, the suggestion that the person is experiencing a 
general feeling of happiness and well being would be referred to the appropriate 
pleasure centers located in the lower cerebral portion or in the cortex of the 
right hemisphere, thereby inducing the suggested feeling of euphoria. Finally, 
suggestions such as one that informs the hypnotic subject that he enjoys enhanced 
concentration or powers of memory would be responded to in the right hemisphere by 
accessing unused information storage capacity normally held in reserve as a result 
of left hemisphere selection and control processes. This aspect will become 
significant in the context of the Gateway process when attention is given to 
examining the way that hypnosis may be used to accelerate progress in the early 
stages of the Gateway Experience. 

3. Transcendental Meditation. On the other hand, transcendental meditation works 
in a distinctly different fashion. In this technique, intense and protracted 
single minded concentration on the process of drawing energy up the spinal cord 
ultimately results in what appears to be creation of acoustical standing waves in 
the cerebral ventricles which are then conducted to the gray matter in the cerebral 

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cortex on the right side of the brain. As a result, according to Bentov, these 
waves "will stimulate and eventually 'polarize' the cortex in such a way that it 
will tend to conduct a signal along the homunculus, starting from the toes an on 
up." The Bentov bio-medical model, as described in a book by Lee Sannella, M.D. , 
entitled: Kun dal ini -Psychos is or Transcendence , states that the standing 

acoustical waves are the result of the altered rhythm of heart sounds which are 
occasioned by prolonged practice of meditation, and which set up sympathetic 
vibrations in the walls of the fluid filled cavities which comprise the third and 
lateral ventricles of the brain. In addition, according to Bentov: "The states of 

bliss described by those whose Kundalini symptoms have completed the full loop 
along the hemispheres may be explained as a self-stimulation of the pleasure 
centers in the brain caused by the circulation of a 'current' along the sensory 
cortex." Bentov also notes, "that most of the described symptoms start on the 
left side of the body means that it is mostly a development occurring in the right 
hemisphere." Although normally a period of meditation involving intense 
concentration and practice for five years or some is required to "bring up the 
Kundalini," Bentov states that exposure to mechanical or acoustical vibrations m 
the range of 4-7 Hertz (cycles per second) for protracted periods may achieve the 
same effect. Bentov cites as an example "repeated riding in a car whose suspension 
and seat combination produce that range of vibrations, or being exposed for long 
periods of time to these frequencies caused, for instance, by an air conditioning 
duct." He also notes that: "The cumulative effect of these vibrations may be able 

to trigger a spontaneous physio-Kundalini sequence in susceptable people who have a 
particularly sensitive nervous system. " 

4. Biofeedback. The third consciousness altering methodology which will be 
briefly described is biofeedback. Biofeedback is somewhat unique in that it 
actually employs the self-cognitive powers of the left hemisphere to gain access to 
such areas of the right brain as the lower cerebral, motor and sensory cortices and 
assorted pain or pleasure centers. Instead of suppressing the left hemisphere as 
is done in hypnosis, or largely bypassing and ignoring it as is done in 
transcendental meditation, biofeedback teaches the left hemisphere first to 
visualize the desired result and then to recognize the feelings associated with the 
experience of successful right hemisphere access to the specific lower cerebral, 
cortex, pain or pleasure or other areas in the manner needed to produce the desired 
result. Special self-monitoring devices such as the digital thermometer are used 
to inform the left brain when it succeeds in keying the right hemisphere into 
accessing the appropriate area. Once this is done, the left brain can then 
repeatedly instruct the right brain to reestablish the pathways involved so as to 
produce the same external, objective measures of success. In this way, the 
pathways are strengthened and emphasized to such an extent that left brain 
consciousness is enabled to access appropriate areas in the right brain using a 
conscious, demand mode. For example, if the subject wishes to increase the 
circulation in the left leg in order to speed up healing he may concentrate with 
his left brain on achieving that result while carefully monitoring a digital 
thermometer connected to the left leg. When the concentrated effort begins to 
achieve success, the digital thermometer will register an increase in the 
temperature of the left leg. At that point, the subject can mentally (left brain) 
associate the sensations experienced with the result achieved and can begin to 
emphasize, by memory recall, the same process to cause its strengthening by 
affirmation and repetition. In this way, pain can be blocked, healing can be 
enhanced, malignant tumors can apparently be suppressed and ultimately destroyed, 
the body's pleasure centers can be stimulated, and a variety of specific 
physiological results may be achieved. In addition, biofeedback may be used to 
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who have no experience in meditative techiques and whose progress in that 
methodology is enhanced through effective visualization and external, objective 
affirmation. Display of the subject's brainwave pattern on a cathode ray tube has 
proven to be a laboratory-validated means by which subjects may quickly learn to 
place themselves in profoundly relaxed states characterized by the sort of quietude 
and singularity of mental focus associated with advanced meditation. 

5 . Gateway and Hemi-Sync. Now that we have briefly profiled the basic mechanics 
of the principal techniques for altering or expanding consciousness which share 
some of the objectives and/or methods employed in the Gateway Experience, we may 
proceed to focus on what that technique actually involves. Fundamentally, the 
Gateway Experience is a training system designed to bring enhanced strength, focus 
and coherence to the amplitude and frequency of brainwave output between the left 
and right hemispheres so as to alter consciousness, moving it outside the physical 
sphere so as to ultimately escape even the restrictions of time and space. The 
participant then gains access to the various levels of intuitive knowledge which 
the universe offers. What differentiates the Gateway Experience from forms of 
meditation is its use of the Hemi-Sync technique which is defined in a monograph by 
Monroe Institute trainer Melissa Jager as, "a state of consciousness defined when 
the EEG patterns of both hemispheres are simultaneously equal in amplitude and 
frequency." Although Hemi-Sync seems to be rather rare and of only short duration 
in ordinary human consciousness, Melissa Jager states that: "Audio techniques 

developed by Bob Monroe can induce and sustain Hemi-Sync with the Institute's basic 
Focus 3 tapes,..." She also notes that: "Studies conducted by Elmer and Alyce 

Greene at the Menninger Foundation have shown that a subject with 20 years of 
training in Zen meditation could consistently establish Hemi-Sync at will, 
sustaining it for over 15 minutes." Dr. Stuart Twemlow, a psychiatrist and a 
research associate of the Monroe Institute, reports that: "In our studies of the 

effect of the Monroe tape system on brainwaves, we have found that the tapes 
encourage the focusing of brain energy (it can be measured as with a lightbulb, in 
watts) into a narrower and narrower 'frequency band’. This focusing of energy is 
not unlike the yoga concept of one pointedness, which we may translate in western 
terms as a single-mindedness." Dr. Twemlow goes on to observe that as the 
individual gets into the tapes beyond Focus 3 , "...there is a gradual increase in 
brainwave size which is a measure of brain energy or power. 

6. Lamp vs Laser: Melissa Jager uses a metaphor to help clarify the process^ 

involved in the use of Hemi-Sync in the Gateway Experience. She points out that 
the human mind in its natural state may be likened to an ordinary lamp which 
expends energy in the form of both heat and light but in a chaotic, incoherent way 
which diffuses its energy over a wide area of rather limited depth. On the other 
hand, the human mind under the discipline of Hemi-Sync acts after the fashion of a 
laser beam which produces a disciplined stream of light. The stream of energy is 
projected with total coherence of both frequency and amplitude such that the 
surface area of a laser beam contains billions of times the concentrated energy 
found in a similar surface area on the sun. Gateway assumes that once the 
frequency and amplitude of the human brain are rendered coherent, it is possible to 
begin accelerating both so that the human mind is soon resonating at ever higher 
vibrational levels. The mind can then bring itself into sycronization with more 
sophisticated and rarified energy levels in the universe. The mind, when operating 
at these increasingly rarified levels is assumed to be capable of processing the 
information thus received through the same fundamental matrix by which it makes 
sense of ordinary physical sensory input to achieve meaning in a cognitive 
context. Such meaning is usually perceived visually in the form of symbols but may 
also be perceived as astonishing flashes of holistic intuition or even in the form 

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of scenarios involving both visual and aural perception. The mechanics by which 
the mind exercises the consciousness function will be addressed in more detail 
later in this paper. 

7. Frequency Following Response. To achieve synchronization of brain hemispheres, 
the Hemi-Sync technique takes advantage of a phenomenon known as the Frequency 
Following Response ( FFR) which means that if a subject hears a sound produced at a 
frequency which emulates one of those associated with the operation of the human 
brain, the brain will try to mimmick the same frequency pattern by adjusting its 
brainwave output. Therefore, if the subject is in a fully awake state but hears 
sound frequencies which approximates brainwave output at the Theta level, the 
subject’s brain will endeavor to alter its brainwave pattern from the normal Beta 
to the Theta level. Since the Theta level is associated with sleep, the subject 
concerned may progress from a fully awake to a sleep state (provided that he does 
not consciously resist) as the brain strives to entrain its wave frequency output 
with the one which the person hears. Since these brainwave frequencies are outside 
the spectrum of sounds which can be heard in pure form by the human ear, : Hemi-Sync 
must produce them based on another phenomenon known as the brain's capacity for 
deducing "beat" frequencies. If the human brain is exposed to one frequency in the 
left ear which is 10 Hertz below another audible frequency played in the right ear, 
rather than hearing either of the two audible frequencies, the brain chooses to 
"hear" the difference between them, the "beat" frequency. Thus, availing itself of 
the FFR phenomenon, and using the technique of "beat" frequencies, the Gateway 
system uses Hemi-Sync and other audio techniques employing the FFR phenomenon to 
introduce a variety of frequencies which are played at a virtually subliminal, 
marginally audible level. The objective is to relax the left hemisphere of the 
brain, place the physical body in a virtual sleep state, and bring the left and 
right hemispheres into coherence under conditions designed to promote the 
production of ever higher amplitude and frequency of brainwave output. Audible and 
perhaps subliminal suggestions by Bob Monroe accompany the various brainwave 
frequencies, which are sometimes rolled in together with other sounds such as sea 
surf to mask the sound frequencies where desireable. In this way, Gateway 
endeavors to provide the subject with the tools by which he may alter his 
consciousness based on his own volition over time through the repetitive use of the 
tapes so as to access, via intuitive means, new categories of information not 
available to ordinary consciousness. 

8. Role of Resonance. However, brain coherence through entrainment to "beat" 
frequencies introduced via stereo headphones is only part of the reason why the 
Gateway system works. It is also designed to achieve the physical quietude 
characteristic of deep transcendental meditative states which brings about a 
complete alteration of the fundamental resonance pattern associated with the sound 
frequencies produced by the human body. Yoga, zen or transcendental meditation, if 
practiced long enough, will produce a change in the sound frequency with which the 
human heart resonates throughout the entire body. According to Bentov, this change 
in resonance results from elimination of what the medical profession calls "the 
bifurcation echo" so that the sound of the heartbeat can move synchronously up and 
down the circulatory system in harmonious resonance approximately seven times a 
second. Bentov describes the roll played by the bifurcation echo as follows: 

"When the left ventricle of the heart ejects blood, the aorta, being elastic, 
balloons out just beyond the valve and causes a pressure pulse to travel down along 
the aorta. When the pressure pulse reaches the bifurcation in the lower abdomen 
(which is where the aorta forks in two to go into the legs), part of the pressure 
pulse rebounds and starts traveling up the aorta. If in the meantime the heart 
ejects more blood, and a new pressure pulse is traveling down, these two pressure 

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points will eventually collide somewhere along the aorta and produce an 
interference pattern." By placing the body in a sleeplike state, the Gateway tapes 
achieve the same goal as meditation in that it places the body in such a profoundly 
relaxed state that the bifurcation echo slowly fades away as the heart lessens the 
force and frequency with which it pushes blood into the aorta. The result is a 
regular, rhythmic sinewave pattern of sound which echoes throughout the body and 
rises up into the head in sustained resonance. The amplitude of this sinewave 
pattern, when measured with a sensitive, seismograph type instrument is about three 
times the average of the sound volume produced by the heart when it is operating 


9. Brain Stimulation. Bentov's biomedical model shows that this resonance is of 
considerable importance since it is directly transmitted to and impacts upon the 
brain. The resulting vibration is received and transmitted into the brain itself 
via the fluid filled third and left ventricles located above the brain stem. An 
electromagnetic pulse is then generated which stimulates the brain to raise 
amplitude and frequency of brainwave output, just as Dr. Twemlow observed in his 
research on the effects of the Hemi-Sync tapes. Also, the brain is contained in a 
tight membrane called the dura which is, in turn, cushioned by a thin layer of 
fluid located between it and the skull. As the coherent resonance produced by the 
human heart in a state of profound relaxation reaches the fluid layer surrounding 
the brain, it sets up a rhythmic pattern in which the brain moves up and down 
approximately 0.005 to 0.010 millimeters in a continuous pattern. The 
self reinforcing character of resonant behavior accounts for the body's ability to 
sustain this movement despite the minimal level of energy involved, in this way, 
the entire body, based on its own micromotion, functions as a tuned vibrational 
system which transfers energy in a range of between 6.8 and 7.5 Hertz into the 
earth's ionospheric cavity, which itself resonates at about 7-7.5 Hertz. Of this 
process, Bentov states: 

"This is occurring at a very long wavelength of about 40,000 Km, or just about 
the perimeter of the planet. In other words, the signal from the movement of 
our bodies will travel around the world in about one seventh of a second 
through the electrostatic field in which we are imbedded. Such a long 
wavelength knows no obstacles, and its strength does not attenuate much over 
large distances. Naturally it will go through just about anything: metal, 

concrete, water, and the fields making up our bodies. It is the ideal medium 
for conveying a telepathic signal." 

Consequently, the Gateway process is designed to rather rapidly induce a state of 
profound calm within the nervous system and to significantly lower blood pressure 
to cause the circulatory system, skeleton and all other physical organ systems to 
begin vibrating coherently at approximately 7-7.5 cycles per second. The resulting 
resonance sets up a regular, repetitive sound wave which propagates in consonance 
with the elecrostatic field of the earth. 

10. Energy Entrainment. As the body is turned into a coherent oscillator 
vibrating in harmony with the surrounding electrostatic medium, the specific 
exercises included in the Gateway tapes enjoin the participant to build up the 
energy field surrounding his body, presumably by using energy from the earth's 
field which the body is now entraining because of its ability to resonate with it. 
This puts the body's energy field into homogeneity with its surrounding environment 
and promotes movement of the seat of consciousness into the surrounding environment 
partly in response to the fact that the two electromagnetic medians are now a 
single energy continuum. Thus, the same process which moves the brain into focused 

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coherence at steadily higher levels of frequency and amplitude so as to entrain 
analgous frequencies in the universe for data collection also promotes enhancement 
of bodily energy levels to a point adequate to permit the subject to experience an 
out-of-body movement when he is ready to do so(more will be said about this topic 
later). In addition, by resonating with the earth’s electromagnetic sphere the 
human body creates a surprisingly powerful carrier wave to assist the mind in 
communication activity with other human minds similarly tuned. 

11. Consciousness and Energy. Before our explanation can proceed any further, it 
is essential to define the mechanism by which the human mind exercises the function 
known as consciousness, and to describe the way in which that consciousness 
operates to deduce meaning from the stimuli which it receives. To do this, we will 
first consider the fundamental character of the material world in which we have our 
physical existence in order to accurately perceive the raw stuff with which our 
consciousness must work. The first point which needs to be made is that the two 
terms, matter and energy tend to be misleading if taken to indicate two distinctly 
different states of existence in the physical world that we know it. Indeed, if 
the term matter is taken to mean solid substance as opposed to energy which is 
understood to mean a force of some sort, then the use of the former is entirely 
misleading. Science now knows that both the electrons^ which spin in the energy 
field located around the nucleus of the atom and the nucleus itself are made up of 
nothing more than oscillating energy grids. Solid matter, in the strict 
construction of the term, simply does not exist. Rather, atomic structure is 
composed of oscillating energy grids surrounded by other oscillating energy grids 
which orbit at extraordinarily high speeds. In his book, Stalking the Wild 
Pendulum, Itzhak Bentov gives the following figures. The energy grid which 
composes the nucleus of the atom vibrates at approximately 10 22 Hertz(which means 
10 followed by 22 zeros). At 70 degrees Farenheit an atom oscillates at the rate 
of 10 15 Hertz. An entire molecule, composed of a number of atoms bound together 
in a single energy field vibrates in the range of 10^ Hertz. A live human cell 
vibrates at approximately 10 2 Hertz. The point to be made is that the entire 
human being, brain, consciousness and all is, like the universe which surrounds 
him, nothing more or less than an extraordinarily complex system of energy fields. 
The so called states of matter are actually variances in the state of energy, and 
human consciousness is a function of the interaction of energy in two opposite 
states(motion vs rest) in a manner described in the following paragraph. 

12. Holograms. Energy creates, stores and retrieves meaning in the universe by 

projecting or expanding at certain frequencies in a three dimensional mode that 
creates a living pattern called a hologram. The concept of the hologram can be 
most easily understood by using an example cited by Bentov in which he asks the 
reader to visualize a bowl full of water into which three pebbles are dropped. As 
the ripples created by the simultaneous entry of the three pebbles radiate outward 
towards the rim of the bowl, Bentov further asks the reader to visualize that the 
surface of the water is suddenly flash frozen so that the ripple pattern is 

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the bottom of the bowl. Then the ice is exposed to a powerful, coherent source of 

light, such as a laser. The result will be a three dimensional model or 

representation of the position of the three pebbles suspended in midair. Holograms 
are capable of encoding so much detail that, for example, it is possible to take a 
holographic projection of a glass of swamp water and view it under magnification to 
see small organisms not visible to the naked eye when the glass of water itself is 
examined. The whole concept of holography, despite its scientific implications, 
has only been known to the physicist since the underlying mathmatical principles 
were worked out by Dennis Gabor in 1947(he later won a Nobel Prize for his work). 

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Laboratory demonstration of Gabor's work only occurred years later following 
invention of the laser. As biologist Lyall Watson explains: 

"The purest kind of light available to us is that produced by a laser, which 
sends out a beam in which all the waves are of one frequency, like those made 
by an ideal pebble in a perfect pond. When two laser beams touch, they produce 
an interference pattern of light and dark ripples that can be recorded on a 
photographic plate. And if one of the beams, instead of coming directly from 
the laser, is reflected first off an object such as a human face, the resulting 
pattern will be very complex indeed, but it can still be recorded. The record 
will be a hologram of the face." 

13. The Part Encodes the Whole. Of further importance is the fact that even if we 
dropped our frozen hologram of the ripple pattern on the floor and broke it into a 
number of pieces each individual piece would recreate the entire holographic image 
all by itself. The smaller the piece, the fuzzier and more distorted would be the 
resulting holographic projection but the fact remains that a whole projection would 
nonetheless be made. The key to creating any hologram is that energy in motion 
must interact with energy in a state of rest (nonmotion). In the foregoing example, 
the pebbles represent energy in motion while the water (before its agitation by the 
pebbles) represents energy at a state of rest. To activate or, in effect, to 
"perceive" the meaning of a holograph, energy (in this case, a coherent light source 
such as a laser beam) must be passed through the interference pattern generated by 
interaction between the moving energy and the energy at rest. In the simple 
example given by Bentov, this requirement was fulfilled by holding the frozen 
interference pattern in front of the coherent light to project the three 
dimensional holographic image(its "meaning") into space. As Marilyn Ferguson, 
editor of the Brain/Mind Bulletin tells us: 

"Another feature of a hologram is its efficiency. Billions of bits of 
information can be stored in a tiny space. The pattern of the holographic 
[photograph] .. .is stored everywhere on the plate." 

14. The Consciousness Matrix. The universe is composed of interacting energy 
fields^ some at rest and some in motion. It is, in and of itself, one gigantic 
hologram of unbelievable complexity. According to the theories of Karl Pribram, a 
neuroscientist at Stanford University and David Bohm, a physicist at the University 
of London, the human mind is also a hologram which attunes itself to the universal 
hologram by the medium of energy exchange thereby deducing meaning and achieving 
the state which we call consciousness. With respect to states of expanded or 
altered consciousness such as Gateway uses, the process operates in the following 
way. As energy passes through various aspects of the universal hologram and is 
perceived by the electrostatic fields which comprise the human mind, the 
holographic images being conveyed are projected upon those electrostatic fields of 
the mind and are perceived or understood to the extent that the electrostatic field 
is operating at a frequency and amplitude that can harmonize with and therefore 
"read" the energy carrier wave pattern passing through it. Changes in the 
frequency and amplitude of the electrostatic field which comprises the human mind 
determines the configuration and hence the character of the holographic energy 
matrix which the mind projects to intercept meaning directly from the holographic 
transmissions of the universe. Then, to make sense of what the holographic image 
is "saying" to it, the mind proceeds to compare the image just received with 
itself. Specifically, it does this by comparing the image received with that part 
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geometric form and in energy frequency, the consciousness perceives (see Exhibit 2, 
next page) . As psychologist Keith Floyd puts it: 

"Contrary to what everyone knows is so, it may not be the brain that produces 
consciousness— but rather, consciousness that creates the appearance of the 
brain ..." 

15 Brain in phase: The consciousness process is most easily envisaged if we 

picture the holographic input with a three dimensional grid system superimposed 
over it such that all of the energy patterns contained within can be described in 
terms of three dimensional geometry using mathmatics to reduce the data to two 
dimensional form. Bentov states that scientists suspect that the human mind 
operates on a simple binary "go/ no go" system as do all digital computers. 

Therefore, once it superimposes a three dimensional matrix over holographic 
information it wishes to interpret and reduces that information mathmatically to 
two dimensional form, it can completely process it using its fundamental binary 
system just as any computer made by the hand of man can process volumes of data and 
make various comparisons between the data and information stored in its digital 
memory. Our minds operate in the same way, perceiving by comparison only. Bentov 
states the proposition this way: "Our whole reality is constructed by constantly 

making such comparisons whenever we perceive something, we always perceive 

differences only.” In states of expanded consciousness, the right hemisphere of 
the human brain in its holistic, nonlinear and nonverbal mode of functioning acts 
as the primary matrix or receptor for this holographic input while, by operating in 
phase or coherence with the right brain, the left hemisphere provides the secondary 
matrix through its binary, computer-like method of functioning to screen further 
the data by comparison and reduce it to a discreet, two dimensional form. 

16. Evaluation. To the extent that Gateway succeeds in bringing about a 
refinement in energy matrix of the mind, it succeeds in expanding or altering human 
consciousness so that it can perceive without recourse to the intercession of the 
physical senses such that ever more of the universal hologram(not, of course, 
accessible by sense perception) can ultimately be perceived and understood. 

Marilyn Ferguson has written that the theories of Pribram and Bohm "appear to 
account for all transcendental experience, paranormal events and even "normal" 
perceptual oddities...," She goes on to say of Pribram: 

"Currently he is proposing a startling, all-encompassing model that is 
generating considerable excitement among those intrigued by the mysteries of 
human consciousness. His "holographic model" marries brain research to 
theoretical physics; it accounts for normal perception and simultaneously 
takes the paranormal and transcendental experiences out of the supernatural by 
explaining them as a part of nature. 

Like certain strange discoveries of quantum physics, the radical reorientation 
of this theory suddenly makes sense of paradoxical sayings of mystics 
throughout the ages." 

17. Self Cognition. To comf>lete our outline of the process by which the mind^ 
achieves and exercises consciousness, we must also describe the mechanism which 
accounts for the aspect of human thought that differentiates it from the 
consciousness of plants or animals, i.e. self cognition. Humans not only know, but 
they know that they know. They are able to monitor the process of their own 
thinking and maintain an awareness of it. Moreover, they can conduct a comparitive 


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f -t-heir thought processes against various 
assessment, evaluating the functioning consciousness can do this because 

"objective" standards they have adopted. Human ^ s hologram/ project them out, 

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pulse to yield verbal cognition about the self 

... ,, r aiscussion of the Gateway process 

18. Time-Space Dimensiojj . Up to this fun begins. Gateway 

has beeiTrelatively si^e and e«y to * ts of the universal hologram which 

involves more than just perception- lime-spacers W e know it. To explain how and 
can be accessed in the dimension of t * cend the limitations of time- space 

why human consciousness can be do this we must first appreciate what 

Is the next task which must be addressed. To do b that they constitute 

time and space are in order to "f^^^L^^urement of energy or force in 
cTn be transcended. Physicists def cl^ae . However, in ordet for 

motion. In other words, it is a measurement^of chang^ ^ ^ confi s of 

energy to be in motion it must fir ® b confinement gives it the capacity for 

some sort of vibratory Pattern so which is distinguishable from other 

being contained at a speci ic confined is force without limit/ wi 

locations ( space ) . Energy »“ich rs not oannot move because there 

dimension, without the ° therefore outside of the dimension of time, 

ic; nothing beyond infinity, and is therer specific energy form is 

is "so Seyond space because that conc^ptxjP 1 locations. But if energy 

. , . . . a specific location, and is abse "here" to differentiate 

Is in the state of infinity, there are ieans energy uniformly extended 
from "there", no sense of area. Ene gy loc ation. It is conscious force, 

without limit. It has no beginning, no e» - t form/ a st ate of infinite 

the fundamental, primal power of . completely at rest and, therefore, cannot 
Sing. Energy in infinity is said wbe <£££» It re tains its inherent 

generate holograms so long as i ^ can receive and passively perceive ho g 

capacity for consciousness i various dimensions which make up 

generated by energy in motion o ^ consciousness operating in bh 

created universe but it cannot be perc infinity is termed by physicists 

active universe. Energy in this of ^ct Between the Absolute 

as energy in its absolute state,' or i si our physical existence are 
and the "material" universe in which we consciousne ss in altered states of 

various intervening dimensionso consciousness may continue toexpan 

being may gain access. Th ®°!f until it reaches the dimension of the 

Stop/becnuse the Absolute generates „o 

holograms of or about itself. 

• . Vuo ahsolute is conscious energy in 

19. intervening dimensions . Since t ^ gvery dime nsion to include the 

infinity(i.e. witnour boundaries), x J hvsic al existence but we cannot percei 

time-space dimension in which we have P ± gradients or dimensions 

IT It overlays everything as do ”y to and from their home 

through which the energies of td ™ * To enter these intervening dimensions, 

in thi state of infinitylthe Absolute). To^ente that the frequency of 

human consciousness must ^ that consciousness! i.e. ^e brainwave outpu^l^ 

can SeSrftrr the point where the resulting . frequency Pattern, ^ P 

an oscilloscope, would ‘perception of non-time-space dimensions 

of altered consciousness sets the stage f P ^ planck . s Dl stance. 

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This is an aspect of quantum mechanics which applies to the fact that any 
oscillating f requency( such as a brainwave) reaches two points of complete rest 
which constitute the boundaries of each individual osc illation ( i. e. movement up or 
down). Without these points of rest, an oscillating wave pattern would be 
impossible since the points of rest are required to permit the energy to change 
direction and thus continue vibrating between rigid limits. But it is also true 
that when, for an infinitesimally brief instant, that energy . reaches one of its two 
points of rest it "clicks out" of time-space and joins infinity (see Exhibit 3, next 
page). That critical step out of time-space occurs when the speed of the 
oscillation drops below 10 -33 centimeters per second(Planck' s Distance). To use 
the words of Bentov: "...quantum mechanics tell us that when distances go below 

Planck's Distance, which is 10" 33 CM, we enter, in effect, a new world." To 
return to our case in point, the human consciousness wave pattern reaches such high 
frequency that the pattern of "clickouts" comes so close together . that there is 
virtual continuity in it. Then, a portion of that consciousness is actually 
postulated to establish and maintain its information collection function in those 
dimensions located between time-space and the Absolute. Thus, as the almost 
continuous "clickout" pattern establishes itself in continuous phase at speeds 
below Planck's Distance but before reaching the state of total rest, human 
consciousness passes through the looking glass of timer-space after the fashion of 
Alice beginning her journey into wonderland. The Gateway experience, with its 
associated Hemi-Sync technique, is apparently designed, if used systematically and 
patiently, to enable human consciousness to establish a coherent pattern of 
perception in those dimensions where speeds below Planck's distance apply. This 
holds true irrespective of whether the individual is exercising his consciousness 
while in his physical body or whether he is doing so after having separated that 
consciousness from the physical body(i.e. the so called out-of-body state mentioned 
earlier) . 

20. Subatomic Particles. The behavior of subatomic particles provides an 
interesting example of the phenomenon of "clicking out" discussed in the preceding 
paragraphs. In an article prepared for Science Digest magazine, Dr. John Gliedman 
mentions the way in which subatomic particles communicate with each other once 
their energy fields become entrained as a result of colliding with each other. The 
communication concerned is, of course, postulated to be occurring during the "click 
out phase" in the oscillation of the energy fields comprising the subatomic 
particles concerned. It is this cause which accounts for the cross-communication 
at what in terms of time-space velocities, would seem to involve speeds in excess 
of light. In reality Einstein's Theory of Relativity is not being invalidated but, 
rather, the communication concerned is taking place outside the dimension of 
time-space to which the Theory of Relativity is strictly confined. Specifically, 
Dr. Gleidman tells us: "Quantum theory postulates a kind of long range Siamese 

twin effect whenever two subatomic particles collide and then go their different 
ways. Even when the particles are halfway across the universe from each other, it 
says, they instantaneously respond to each other's actions. And in so doing, they 
violate relativity's ban on faster than light velocities." Indeed, regarding 
attempts to quantify what is known about the behavior of energy in dimensions 
apparently outside of time-space, Bentov speaks about, "...courageous physicists 
who are working on hypothetical particles, called 'tachyons, which can move at 
speeds higher than light. The speed of tachyons starts just above the speed of 
light and ranges all the way to infinite velocities." 

21. Dimensions In-between. Now that we have postulated the legitimacy of the 
assertion that the energy forms which compose consciousness can move beyond the 
time-space dimension, we need to turn our attention to the energy forms which 

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inhabit those dimensions between time-space and the Absolute. In so doing, we may 
better perceive the form that "reality" assumes when we encounter it m those 
intermediate dimensions. In this context, Bentov tells us that: 

"The causal relationship between events breaks down; movements become jerky 
rather than smooth. Time and space may become "grainy" or "chunky." Perhaps 
a piece of space can be traversed by a particle of matter in any direction 
without necessarily being synchronized with a piece of time. In short, a pair 
of events will occur in either time or space, the pair not being connected 
causally but by a random fluctuation." 

What Bentov means is that inside the dimension of time-space where both concepts 
apply in a generally uniform way there is a proportional relationship between 
them. A certain space can be covered by energy moving in either particle or wave 
form in a certain time assuming a specific velocity virtually anywhere in the 
time-space universe. The relationship is neat and predictable. However, in t e 
intermediate dimensions beyond time-space the limitations imposed on energy to put 
it into a state of oscillating motion are not uniform as they are in our physical 
universe. A myriad of various distortions and incongruities are thus likely to be 
encountered such that our nice neat assumptions concerning the relationship between 
time and space as we know it in this dimension do not apply. But even more 
important, access is opened to both the past and the future when the dimension of 
current time-space is left behind. 

22. Special Status, Out-of-Body Experience. Although human consciousness can, 
with enough practice, move beyond the dimension of time-space and interface with 
other energy systems in other dimensions, the entire process is appreciably 
enhanced if that consciousness can be detached in large measure from the physical 
body before such interface is attempted. Once an individual becomes proficient in 
the technique of out-of-body movement and then reaches the point where he is a e 
to break out of time-space while out of his body, he gains the advantage of 
"clicking out" part of his enhanced consciousness while starting from a base 
located much closer to the dimensions with which he wishes to communicate. In 
other words, since he is starting from a point much "higher up", to use an analogy 
from the time-space context, that part of his consciousness involved in "clicking 
out" will have that much more time to interact in dimensions beyond time-space 
because less time is required to traverse the intervening layers. Moreover, once 
the individual is able to project his consciousness beyond time-space, that 
consciousness would logically tend to entrain its frequency output with the new 
energy environment to which it is exposed, therein greatly enhancing the extent to 
which the individual's altered consciousness may be further modified to achieve a 
much heightened point of focus and a much refined oscillating pattern. As a 
result, a self-reinforcing process should ensue whereby the farther consciousness 
in the out-of-body state can be projected beyond the time-space dimension, the more 
its level of energy output would be enhanced, thus promoting the potential for 
still further travel. The tentative conclusion to be drawn is that the out-of-body 
state may be regarded as an extremely effective way of accelerating the process of 
enhancing consciousness and of interfacing with dimensions beyond time-space. If 
the practitioner of the Gateway technique has a choice of concentrating on 
achieving and exploiting the out-of-body experience as opposed to concentrating his 
full efforts on expanding his consciousness exclusively from a physical base, the 
former would appear to promise much faster and more impressive successes than does 
the latter . 

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the major aspects of our intellectual journey from time-space to the realm of the 
Absolute. We have spoken at some length concerning the incredibly complex hologram 
which is created by the intersection of energy patterns generated by the totality 
of all dimensions of the universe, time-space included. We have noted that our 
minds constitute energy fields which interact with various aspects of this hologram 
to deduce information which is ultimately processed through the left hemisphere of 
our brains to reduce it to a form that we employ for the process we call thinking. 

We have implied that this hologram is the finite embodiment in active, energy form 
of the infinite consciousness of the Absolute. It is the title we assigned to that 
vast pool of energy in a state of perfect rest over which the physical universe is 
layered, and from whence it comes. Incidentally, to describe this, Bentov uses the 
analogy of a very deep sea, comparing the still depths of the sea to the dimension 
of the Absolute while assigning the storm-tossed waves above to represent the 
physical universe with which we are familiar. The slightly agitated currents of 
the sea to be found in between the turbulent surface and the totally still depths 
represent energy in the process of either going into rest(i.e. approaching 
infinity) or coming out of rest. 

24. From Big Bang to Torus, working from the widely accepted "Big Bang" theory 
Bentov presents a conceptual model to depict the process of time-space evolution 
the relative position of the universal hologram. That hologram is often called a 
"Torus" because it is thought to have the overall shape of an immense, 
self-contained spiral. Basing his thesis on recent studies concerning the 
distribution of quasars ( quasi-stellar objects), and operating on the premise that 
in the universe smaller processes tend to be mirror images of larger ones(i.e. the 
pattern of electrons around the nucleus of an atom mirrors the way planets orbit 
their suns, and so on) Bentov postulates the following scenario. Taking his cue 
from the observed capability of quasars to eject enormously concentrated beams of 
matter from their interiors in a controlled, non-concentric version of the 
"Big-bang" he envisages a similar process occurring in the generation of the 
universe(see Exhibit 4, next page). Noting that those galaxies located to the 
north of our own galaxy are moving away faster than those located to the south, and 
that those to the east and west are demonstrably more distant, Bentov regards this 
as substantive evidence that the jet of matter which expanded into our universe has 
turned back upon itself, eventually forming an ovoid or egg shape. He sees 
"matter" in our universe entering the ovoid pattern following ejection from a 
nucleus composed of extremely compressed energy through a "white hole." At the end 
of its trip to the far end of the ovoid, he sees it departing via a "black hole . 

In such a model, time is observed to be a measure of the change which occurs as 
energy evolves into new, more complex forms as it progresses along the distance 
from the white hole side of the nucleus, around the shell of this "cosmic egg" 
until it enters the black hole. In other words, as energy— expelled from infinity 
and confined within limits by the conscious of the Absolute achieves form and 
motion following ejection from the white hole at the top of the egg, time begins as 
a measure of the cadence of this evolutionary movement as "reality" goes around the 
shell of the egg on its journey to the black hole at the far end. 

25. Our Place in Time. The observed distribution of galaxies suggests that our 
particular universe is located near the top of the egg at the point where matter 
begins to fall back on itself, thus explaining the reason why the galaxies to the 
north are seen to be moving away more rapidly as they are caught up in the downturn 
of the stream of matter towards the far end of the cosmic egg (see Exhibit 5, next 
page) . Layered over this cosmic egg is the Absolute which sustains the radiating 
nucleus from which the original jet of matter issued forth. As the stream of 
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will be reabsorbed into the radiating nucleus and then the Absolute, it generates 
the interference pattern within the cosmic egg which constitutes the universal 
hologram or Torus. Since the Torus is being simultaneously generated by matter in 
all the various phases of "time", it reflects the development of the universe in 
the past, present and future (as it would be seen from our particular perspective m 
one phase of time). By reflecting on this model, it becomes possible to "see" how 
human consciousness brought to a sufficiently altered(focused) state could obtain 
information concerning the past, present an future since they all exist in the 
universal hologram simultaneously ( In the case of the future because all of the 
consequences of the past and present can be seen coming together in the hologram 
such that the future can be predicted or "seen" with total accuracy). Moreover, it 
is possible to see how the implosion of energy patterns would cross and recross to 
create an incredibly complex four dimensional hologram or Torus, in spiral shape in 
reflection of the multi-dimensional developing pattern of evolution. All of the 
movements of the energies which comprise the universe leave their mark and hence 
tell their story throughout time. 

26 . Quality of Consciousness. We noted earlier that the out-of-body state 
involves projection of a major portion of the energy pattern that represents human 
consciousness so that it may move either freely throughout the terrestrial sphere 
for purposes of information aquisition or into other dimensions outside of 
time-space, perhaps to interact with other forms of consciousness within the 
universe. Consciousness is the organizing and sustaining principle that provides 
the impetus and guidance to bring and keep energy in motion within a given set of 
parameters so that a specific reality will result. When consciousness reaches a 
state of sophistication in which it can perceive itself (its own hologram) it 
reaches the point of self cognition. Human beings have this form of elevated 
consciousness as does the Absolute but in case of the latter, it is a function of 
energy and its associated quality of consciousness in infinity (omniscience and 
omnipotence in perceptual unity). When energy returns to a state of total rest 
within the Absolute, it returns to the continuum of consciousness in the pool of 
limitless, timeless perception that resides there. Thus, the more complex an 
energy system in the "material" state, the more consciousness it possesses to 
maintain its reality. Our consciousness, therefore, is that differentiated aspect 
of the universal consciousness which resides within the Absolute. It accounts for 
the organization of the energy patterns which constitute our physical body but is 
distinctly separate from and superior to it. Since consciousness exists quite 
apart from and outside of reality, beyond the bounds of time-space, it, like the 
Absolute, has neither beginning nor end. Reality has both a beginning and an end 
because it is bounded within time-space, but the fundamental quantum of energy and 
its associated consciousness is eternal. When reality ends, its constituent energy 
simply returns to infinity in the Absolute. 

27 . Consci ousness in Perspective. Having ascertained that human consciousness is 
able to separate from physical reality and interact with other intelligences in 
other dimensions within the universe, and that it is both eternal and destined for 
ultimate return to the Absolute we are faced with the question: "So what happens 

then?" Since memory is a function of consciousness and therefore enjoys the same 
eternal character as the consciousness which accounts for its existence it must be 
admitted that when consciousness returns to the Absolute it brings with it all the 
memories it has accumulated through experience in reality. The return of 
consciousness to the Absolute does not imply an extinction of the separate entity 
which the consciousness organized and sustained in reality. Rather, it suggests a 
differentiated consciousness which merges with and participates in the universal 
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accummulated self-knowledge which its memories confer upon it. What it does lose 
is the capability for generation of independent thought holograms , since that can 
be done only by energy in motion. In other words, it retains the power to perceive 
but loses the power of will or choice. In exchange, however, this consciousness 
participates in the all-knowing infinite continuum of consciousness which is a 
characteristic of energy in the ever present. Consequently, it is accurate to 
observe that when a person experiences the out-of- body state he is, in fact, 
projecting that eternal spark of consciousness and memory which constitutes the 
ultimate source of his identity to let it play in and learn from dimensions both 
inside and outside the time-space world in which his physical component currently 
enjoys a short period of reality. 

28. Gateway Method. Having put the Gateway Experience in context by postulating a 
structural outline of how and why it seems to work, and haying shown what it is 
designed to achieve, the time has come to examine the specific techniques which 
comprise the Gateway training process. These techniques are designed to enable the 
user of the Gateway tapes to manipulate the high energy states which can^be 
achieved if the user continues to work with the tapes over a period of time. The 
amount of time required to reach advanced energy states and to fully exploit the 
techniques varies with the individual. The sensitivity of his nervous system, his 
general state of mind, and the extent to which he may have previously developed 
facility in related techniques such as transcendental meditation are all pertinent 
factors affecting the speed at which he may expect to progress. The Gateway 
process begins by teaching the individual participant to isolate extraneous 
concerns in a visualization device called an "energy conversion box. Next, the 
participant is introduced to a method of encouraging his mind and body to strive to 
achieve a state of resonance through utterance of a single tone, a monotonous, 
protracted humming sound that sets up a feeling of vibration particularly in the 
head. He engages in this "resonate tuning" as it is called by humming along with a 
chorus of such sounds that are contained on the Gateway tape. Following this, the 
participant is exposed to the Gateway affirmation, and is encouraged to repeat it 
to himself as he hears it repeated on the tape. This affirmation is a statement to 
the effect that the individual realizes that he is more than merely a physical body 
and that he deeply desires to expand his consciousness. 

29. Hemi-Sync Introduced. After that, he is exposed for the first time to the 
Hemi-Sync sound frequencies, and is encouraged to focus on and develop a perception 
of and appreciation for those feelings which accompany the synchronization of 
brainwaves that results. Next comes the technique of progressive and systematic 
physical relaxation while the Hemi-Sync frequencies are expanded to include 
additional forms of "pink and white" noise designed to put the physical body at the 
virtual threshhold of sleep as well as to calm the left hemisphere of the mind 
while raising the right hemisphere to a state of heightened attentiveness. Once 
all of this is achieved, the participant is invited to envisage creation of an 
"energy balloon" comprised of an energy flow beginning at the center of the top of 
the head and extending down in all directions to the feet. The energy involved in 
this flow then proceeds up through the body and back out into the balloon pattern 
again The "energy balloon", which sets up a pattern very reminiscent of the 
cosmic egg discussed earlier, not only enhances bodily energy flow and encourages 
early achievement of a suitable resonant state but it is also designed to provide 
protection against conscious entities possessing lower energy levels which the 
participant might encounter in the event that he achieves an out-of-body, state. 

It serves a precautionary purpose in the unlikely event that the participant s 
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30. Advanced Techniques. Having reached Focus 10, the participant is now^ready to 
endeavor to achieve a state of sufficiently expanded awareness to begxn actually 
interacting with dimensions beyond those associated with his experxence of physical 
reality. This state is called Focus 12 and involves conscious efforts on his part 
while additional forms of "pink and white noise" enter the sound stream being 
directed into his ears from the Gateway tape. Once the participant has achieved 
this state of greatly expanded awareness, he is ready to begin employing a series 
of specific techniques or "tools" as the Monroe Institute characterizes them which 
enable him to manipulate his newly found expanded awareness to obtain practice , 
useful feedback of value for promoting self-discovery and personal growth. T 
specific techniques involved are described individually below. 

A Problem Solving. This technique involves identifying fundamental Problems 
which the individual wishes to see solved, filling his expanded awareness with his 
perception of these problems and then projecting them out into the universe. In 
this way, the individual enlists the assistance of what Monroe Institute Bealls his 
"hiqher self", in other words his expanded consciousness, to interact wit e 
universal hologram to obtain the information required to solve the problem This 
approach may be used to solve personal difficulties, technical problems in the 
realm of physics, mathmatics, etc., practical administrative problems, and so on 
Responses to the problem solving technique may be received almost immediately, but 
often they come based on developing intuition over the next two to three days. 
Frequently the response comes in the form of a sudden, holistic perception m which 
the individual suddenly finds that he simply knows the answer in all of its 
ramifications and completely in context, sometimes without even being able to put 
his newly found perception into words, at least initially. In some cases, the 
response may even arrive in the form of visual symbols which the individual 
will" see" with his mind while he is in the Focus 12 state and which he will have to 
interpret after he returns to normal consciousness. 

B. Patterning. This technique involves use of the consciousness to achieve 
desired objectives in the physical, emotional, or intellectual sphere. It mvo ves 
concentration on the desired objective while in a Focus 12 state, extension of t 
individual's perception of that objective into the whole expanded consciousne , 
and its projection into the universe with the intention that the desired objective 
is already a matter of established achievement which is destined to be realized 
within the time frame specified. This particular methodology is based on the 
belief that the thought patterns generated by our consciousness in a state of 
expanded awareness create holograms which represent the situation we desire to 
bring about and, in so doing, establish the basis for actual realization of that 
goal. Once the thought-generated hologram of the sought after objective is 
established in the universe it becomes an aspect of reality which interacts wit 
the universal hologram to bring about the desired objective which might not, under 
other circumstances, ever occur. In other words, the technique of patterning 
recognizes the fact that since consciousness is the source of all reality, ou 
thoughts have the power to influence the development of reality in time-space as it 
applies to us if those thoughts can be projected with adequate intensity. However, 
the more complicated the objective sought and the more radically it departs from 
our current reality, the more time the universal hologram will need to reorient ou 
reality sphere to accomodate our desires. Monroe trainers caution against 
attempting to force the pace of this process because the individual could succeed 
in dislocating his existing reality with drastic consequences. 


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designed to use the expanded awareness and highly focused attentiveness associated 
with the Focus 12 state to imagine various colors in a particularly intense and 
vivid manner so as to use them to resonate with and in turn to activate the body s 
own energies. Fundamentally, in terms of practical application it is a healing 
technique which is designed to restore the body and to enhance its physical 
capabilities by balancing, revitalizing and retuning bodily energy flows. It is 
predicated on the principle that the body's electromagnetic field is capable of 
altering its resonance pattern so as to entrain energy from the earth's 
electrostatic field for its own use. The various colors envisaged in the 
imagination as part of the technique cue the mind as to which frequencies and what 
specific amplitudes are desired in connection with this entrainment and the 
subsequent alterations in bodily energy flow patterns. That color has the capacity 
to affect the human mind is well known, and the effectuality of color in certain 
kinds of healing is a demonstrable fact. For example, application of an intense 
blue light to an area of physical tumescence leads to relatively rapid and easily 
observable reduction in the swelling while red, and to a lesser extent, yellow have 
quite the opposite effect. However, in the Hemi-Sync application of the technique 
external light sources are not involved but, rather, the mind is the sole agent of 
the healing and revitalization. 

D. Energy Bar Tool. Magic wands and enchanted sceptors have been part of the 
folklore and occult practices of many cultures. The scepters, staffs and maces 
carried by monarchs and high priests alike occur with such frequency in the history 
of bygone eras as to suggest that at the very least these items are aspects of some 
type of archtypical symbol which the human mind seems to appreciate, perhaps quite 
subliminally . In any case, the energy bar tool technique involves envisaging a 
small, intensely pulsating dot of light which the participant charges in his 
imagination with enormous energy until it is virtually pulsating. The participant 
then extrudes the dot into the shape of a sparkling, vibrating cylinder of energy 
which he then uses to channel force from the universe to selected parts of his body 
for purposes of healing and revitalization* 

E. Remote Viewing. In addition, the energy bar tool is used as a portal for 
initiating a follow-on technique called "remote viewing." In this context, the 
participant turns his bar of energy into a whirling vortex through which he sends 
his imagination in search of new and illuminating insights. The apparent purpose 
of the symbolism involved in the vortex seems to be to cue the subconscious and 
convey to it instructions as to what the participant wishes to do but in terms of 
nonverbal symbols which the right hemisphere of the mind is capable of 
understanding . 

F. Living Body Map. This technique provides amplification for application of 
the energy bar tool as a means of healing specific areas or systems of the human 
body. The configuration of the participant’s body is imagined and then the various 
major systems such as the nervous and circulatory systems are envisaged in 
appropriate colors within the confines of the outline being held in the 
imagination. The energy bar tool is then applied to energizing, balancing and 
healing in whatever manner the participant desires. In the process, the 
participant visualizes various streams of colored energy flowing out of the tool 
into the organ system or area upon which the revitalizing or healing application is 
being made. Since colors are the result of differing wavelengths of light, which 
is to say energy at various frequencies, this technique operates on the assumption 
that as the human body is composed of energy it can be vitalized and healed through 
the additive application of additional energy provided that the energy is applied 
in the appropriate form. 

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G. Focus 15: Travel into the Past. All of the preceding techniques are 

conducted at the level of expanded awareness known as Focus 12. However, the 
technique of time travel into the past involves further expansion of consciousness 
through the inclusion of additional levels of sound on the Hemi-Sync tapes. Some 
of the sound is probably merely an intensification of the basic Hemi-Sync 
frequencies, being designed to further modify brainwave frequency and amplitude. 
Other aspects of the added sound patterns appear to be designed to provide subtle, 
almost subliminal suggestions to the mind as to what is desired by way of further 
expanded consciousness so as to support the verbal suggestions and instructions 
also contained on the tape. Even the instructions are highly symbolic, with time 
being visualized as a huge wheel in the universe with various spokes each of which 
gives access to a different part of the participant’s past. Focus 15 is a very 
advanced state and is extremely difficult to achieve. Probably less than f ive . 
percent of all participants in any given Gateway Experience actually fully achieve 
the Focus 15 state during the course of the approximately seven days of training. 
Nonetheless, Monroe Institute trainers affirm that with enough practice, .eventually 
Focus 15 can be achieved. They also state that not only the individual's past 
history is available for examination by one who has achieved Focus 15 but other 
aspects of the past with which the individual himself has had no connection may 
also be accessed, 

H. Focus 21s The Future. The last and most advanced of all the Focus states 
associated with the Gateway training program involves movement outside of the 
boundaries of time-space as in Focus 15 but with attention to discovering the 
future rather than the past. The individual who has achieved this state has 
reached a truly advanced level. Except in unusual circumstances, it is probably 
not attainable except by those who have conditioned themselves through long 
application of meditation or by those who have practiced long and hard through use 
of the Hemi-Sync tapes for a period of months if not years. 

31. The Out-of-Body Movement. This remarkable phenomenon has been saved for 
discussion in detail until last because of the interest which it occasions and 
special circumstances involved in its attainment. Monroe Institute stresses that 
the Gateway program was not established solely for the purpose of enabling 
participants to obtain the out-of-body state nor does the program guarantee that 
most participants will succeed in doing it during the course of the training at the 
Institute. Only one tape out of the many which make up the Gateway Experience is 
devoted to the techniques involved in the out-of-body movement. Basically, these 
techniques are merely designed to make it easier for the individual to achieve the 
out-of-body state when his brainwave pattern and personal energy levels have 
reached a point that he is in apparent harmony with his surrounding electromagnetic 
environment such that he feels that he has reached the threshhold where separation 
is a possibility. To facilitate achieving the out-of-body state, Bob Monroe, the 
founder of Monroe Institute, is quoted in a recent magazine article as saying that 
in order to assist the participant the particular Hemi-Sync tape concerned with 
that technique employs Beta signals of "around 2877.3 CPS ."( cycles per second). 
Since 30 to 40 CPS is considered to be the normal range for Beta brainwave 
signals (those associated with the wakeful state), it is apparent that the Monroe 
Institute is convinced that the same heightened state of brainwave frequency output 
which promotes altered states of consciousness is also an important consideration 
in assisting in achievement of out-of-body states. The actual techniques employed 
for separating from the body involve such simple maneuvers as rolling out, lifting 
out after the fashion of a telephone pole wherein the individual separates in a 
rigid, headfirst manner (such that he finds himself standing at attention at the 

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foot of his physical body) and sliding out through either end of his body. 

32. Role of REM Sleep. It is interesting to note that Bob Monroe informed the 
Gateway class that finished 7 May 1983 that an ex-trainer of his operating in 
Charlottesville, Virginia found that he could guarantee out-of-body movements by 
bringing participants down into a rapid eye movement (REM) state of sleep and then 
use the Hemi-Sync tape technique. This may well be a function of the fact that 
most if not all people reputedly go into an out-of-body state during REM sleep. 

REM sleep is the deepest possible level of ordinary sleep and involves complete 
disengagement of the body’s motor cortex functions from the neck down and nearly 
complete suppression of consciousness in the left brain hemisphere. The effect of 
this is to put the body in a state of complete stillness so far as the skeletal 
muscle structure is concerned, thereby further promoting the state of deep rest 
needed to eliminate the bifurcation echo. In addition, it leaves the right 
hemisphere of the brain free to respond to the instructions and suggestions 
contained on the Gateway tape. However, use of the Hemi-Sync tapes at this point 
may be less a factor in actually achieving the out-of-body state than it is a 
matter of focusing the brain enough so that a residual memory of having naturally 
achieved an out-of-body state is carried into the waking state. Indeed, it may 
even be postulated that some dreams associated with deep levels of sleep are in 
fact functions of the same kind of altered consciousness involved in interaction 
with the universe that plays a role in all of the Focus 12, 15 and 21 states 
described above. The difference between those states and the condition of the mind 
in REM sleep seems to be that the left hemisphere is almost totally disengaged m 
the latter experience such that memory of what was achieved in the altered states 
of consciousness cannot usually be retrieved by conscious desire because the left 
hemisphere has no knowledge of its existence or its location in the right 
hemisphere. Admittedly, some people can be trained to remember their REM state 
dreams through intense conditioning in the waking state but even that may be more a 
function of establishing pathways in the right hemisphere which the left hemisphere 
can access following reentry into the wakeful state than it is an indication of any 
specific left hemisphere conscious involvement in the process during REM sleep. In 
any event, the three apparent conditions required for voluntarily inducing an 
out-of-body state in most individuals seems to be: (1) achievement of a state of 

profound quiet in the body such that the bifurcation echo fades and resonance at 
approximately 7 Hertz is established, (2) synchronization of the two brain 
hemisphere wave patterns, and (3) subsequent stimulation of the right hemisphere 
of the mind to attain a state of heightened alertness( which, of course, interferes 
with brain hemisphere synchronization but not until a sufficient level of enhanced 
frequency range has first been established to help achieve the out-of-body state). 

33. Information Coll ection Potential. The information acquisition potential 
associated with the out-of-body state seems to attract the most attention from the 
standpoint of developing practical applications for the Gateway technique. 
Unfortunately, although the out-of-body state can apparently be achieved by many 
people without excessive expenditure of time or effort, the purposes to which it 
can be put are currently limited by the fact that although individuals in that 
state may travel anywhere on an instantaneous basis in either the terrestrial or in 
other spheres, information distortion in the former context remains a major 
concern. To date, according to one of the trainers at Monroe Institute, numerous 
experiments have been conducted involving persons moving from one coast to the 
other in the out-of-body state to read a series of ten computer generated numbers 
in a university laboratory. Although most have aquired enough of the digits to 
make clear that their consciousness was present none have ever succeeded in getting 
all ten correct. This seems to be a function of the fact that physical reality in 

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the present is not the only holographic influence which the individual may 
encounter in an out-of-body state. There are also energy patterns left by people 
or events occurring at the same physical site being viewed, but from the past 
rather than the present. In addition, since thoughts are the product of energy 
patterns, and energy patterns are reality, it may also be possible that individua s 
encounter thought forms while in an out-of-body state which mingle with physica 
reality and are not easily differentiated. Finally, as Melissa Jager writes, there 
is another potential problem area in the sense that holograms can be viewed 
pseudoscopically, that is to say inside out or backwards just as well as they can 
be seen in proper perspective. Some of the distortions occurring may ultimately 
prove to be traceable to this cause because in the out-of-body state an individual 
may perceive the holographic energy patterns given off by people or things 
interacting in time-space reality in a somewhat distorted form. 

34. Belief System Considerations. In 1967, Alexandra David-Neel and Llama Yongden 
wrote a book entitled Secret Oral Teachings in Tibetan Buddhist Sects , from which 
the following quote is taken: 

"The tangible world is movement, say the Masters, not a collection of moving 
objects, but movement itself. There are no objects "in movement," it is the 
movement which constitutes the objects which appear to us: They are nothing 
but movement. 

This movement is a continued and infinitely rapid succession of flashes of 
energy( in Tibetan "tsal" or "shoug"). All objects perceptible to our senses 
all phenomena of whatever kind and whatever aspect they may assume, are 
constituted by a rapid succession of instantaneous events." 

The classic description of the universal hologram is to be found in a Hindu sutra 
which says: 

"In the heaven of Indra there is said to be a network of pearls so arranged 
that if you look at one you see all the others reflected in it." 

I have cited this quotation because it shows that the concept of the universe whic 
at least some physicists are now coming to accept is identical in its essential 
aspects with the one known to the learned elite in selected civilizations and 
cultures of high attainment in the ancient world. The concept of the cosmic egg, 
for example, is well known to scholars familiar with the ancient writings of the 
eastern religions. Nor are the theories presented in this paper at variance wit 
the essential tenets of the Judeo-Christian stream of thought. The concept of 
visible reality (i.e. the "created" world) as being an emanation of an omnipotent 
and omniscient divinity who is completely unknowable in his primary state of 
being. The Absolute at rest in infinity is a concept straight out of Hebrew 
mystical philosophy. Even the Christian concept of the Trinity shines through the 
description of the Absolute as presented in this paper. The description of energy 
totally at rest, in infinity fits the Christian metaphysical concept of the Father 
while the infinite self-consciousness resident in that energy providing the motive 
force of will to bring a portion of that energy into motion to create reality 
corresponds with the Son. This is so because in order to attain 

self-consciousness, the consciousness of the Absolute must project a hologram of 
itself and then perceive it. That hologram is a mirror image of the Absolute in 
infinity, still exists outside time and space, but is one step removed from the 
Absolute and is the actual agent of all creation(all reality). And, the eternal 
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37 . Motivational Aspect. It is a step by step procedure which involves repetitive 
practice of the techniques concerned, using each new insight as a means of 
penetrating farther during the next practice session. But the rate of progress is 
so much faster with the Gateway approach than it is with transcendental meditation 
or other forms of mental self-discipline and its horizons seem to be so much wider 
that the discipline needed to practice it would seem to be within the means of even 
the impatient, result oriented, skeptical pragmatist of our society. Unlike yoga 
and other forms of eastern mental discipline, Gateway does not require the infinite 
patience and total personal subservience to and faith in a system of discipline 
designed to absorb all the individual's energies over most of a’ lifetime. Rather, 
it will begin to produce at least minimal results within a relatively short time 
such that enough feedback is available to motivate and energize the individual to 
continue working with it. Indeed, the speed with which an individual may expect to 
progress seems less a function of the number of hours spent practicing than it is a 
question of the speed with which he or she is able to use the insights gained to 
release anxieties and stresses within both the mind and the body. These points of 
energy blockage seem to provide the principal barriers to achieving the Enhanced 
energy states and focus of mind needed for rapid progression. The more compulsive, 
the more "uptight" the individual may be at the outset the more barriers he or she 
will initially encounter to achieving a deep or immediate experience, but as the 
insights begin to come and the blockages begin to dissolve, the way ahead becomes 
increasingly clear and the value of Gateway moves from the status of a matter of 
intellectual assessment to one of personal experience. 

38. Conclusion. There is a sound, rational basis in terms of physical science 
parameters for considering Gateway to be plausible in terms of its essential 
objectives. Intuitional insights of not only personal but of a practical and 
professional nature would seem to be within bounds of reasonable expectations. 
However, a phased approach for entering the Gateway Experience in an accelerated 
mode would seem to be required if the time needed to reach advanced states of 
altered consciousness is to be brought within more manageable limits from the 
standpoint of establishing an organization-wide exploitation of Gateway's 
potential. The most promising approach suggested in the foregoing study involves 
the following steps: 

A. Begin by using the Gateway Hemi-Sync tapes to achieve enhanced brain focus 
and to induce hemisphere synchronization. 

B. Then add strong REM sleep frequencies to induce left brain quiescence and 
deep physical relaxation. 

C. Provide hypnotic suggestion designed to enable an individual to induce 
deep autohypnotic state at will. 

D. Use autohypnotic suggestion to attain much enhanced focus of concentration 
and motivation in rapidly progressing through Focus 12 exercises. 

E. Then repeat steps A and B following use of the autohypnotic suggestion 
that an out-of-body movement will occur and be remembered. 

F. Repeat step E to achieve facility in gaining out-of-body state under 
conscious control. Alter hypnotic suggestion to stress ability to consciously 
control out-of-body movement and maintain it even after REM sleep state ends. 

G. Approach Focus 15 and 21 objectives ( escape from time-space and interact 

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within new dimensions) from the out-of— body perspective. 

H. Use multi-focus approach to solve problem of distortion in terrestrial 
information gathering trips. This approach involves the use of three individuals 
in the out-of-body state, one viewing the target object here, in time-space, one 
viewing it at Focus 15 as it slips into the immediate past, and one viewing it at 
Focus 21 as it slips from the immediate future. Debrief all three and compare data 
gathered from the three points of view. If care is taken to insure that the three 
all go out-of-body together, in the same environment, their consciousness energy 
systems should resonate in sympathetic oscillation. They can tune in to the same 
target on different planes (dimensions) with greater effectiveness. 

I. Encourage pursuit of full self knowledge by all individuals involved in 
the foregoing experiments to enhance objectivity in out-of-body observation and 
thinking, and to remove personal energy blockages likely to retard rapid progress. 

J. Be intellectually prepared to react to possible encounters with 
intelligent, non-corporal energy forms when time-space boundaries are exceeded. 

K. Arrange to have groups of people in Focus 12 state unite their altered 
consciousness to build holographic patterns around sensitive areas to repulse 
possible unwanted out-of-body presences. 

L. Encourage more advanced Gateway participants to build holographic patterns 
of successful attainment and rapid progress for advanced colleagues to assist them 
in progressing through the Gateway system. 

If these experiments are carried through, it is to be hoped that we will truly find 
a gateway to Gateway and to the realm of practical application for the whole system 
of techniques which comprise it. 

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